When do we need to arrive in Rapallo?
Participants will be expected to arrive in Rapallo on the afternoon of 23 October (Wednesday) in time for the opening dinner (at 8pm). They will be expected to depart in the afternoon 26 October (Saturday). The symposia are self-organized: each symposium determines its own schedule while paying due attention to the timing of coffee breaks and lunches.
How do we get to Rapallo?
The EISA Symposia will be held at the Excelsior Palace Hotel (http://www.excelsiorpalace.it/en/) which is walking distance (one km) from Rapallo Train station. The closest airport is “Cristoforo Colombo” Genova International Airport (32 km from the hotel).
The easiest and most cost-effective way to reach the Excelsior is to take a shuttle bus between the airport and one of the Genova train stations, Principe or Brignole, see: http://www.airport.genova.it/en/transportation-airport/. This should take around 30 minutes.
You will then need to take a train from Genova Principe or Brignole to Rapallo (it takes between 30 and 60 minutes depending on which station you travel from). For further info on train schedules see: https://www.trainline.eu/train-times/genoa-to-rapallo.
Another possibility is to arrive at Milan airport. There are direct trains to Rapallo from Milan Central Station.
Is it possible to stay one extra night in the hotel prior to the conference or after? Would this be covered by EISA and can EISA make the reservation for me?
Participants can stay before/after the three nights covered by EISA. However, you will need to book this yourself and pay for it separately, informing the hotel that you are attending an EISA Symposium.
Is there any cost for extra accommodation if participants bring family?
Family members are welcome but additional costs (accommodation and catering) will have to be covered by participants.
Do we have wireless in the working spaces of the hotel?
The hotel offers free WIFI.
How will we organize our symposium?
The symposia are self-organized: each symposium determines its own schedule while paying due attention to the timing of coffee breaks and lunches.
For more information, please contact EISA Board Member Maj Grasten at: firstname.lastname@example.org.